KHC Announces New Horsemen's Regional Caucuses

The Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) has announced the development of new horsemen's regional caucuses to inspire networking, communication, and education for Kentucky's horsemen and horsewomen across the commonwealth.

Each caucus will include a meal and an evening of discussions about horse issues and activities in the area, and the results of the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey will be presented with specific county figures. Board members will update horsemen on KHC projects and request input from horsemen on additional ideas that are specific to their areas. Local and state officials will be invited to meet the horsemen in their areas, and to understand the horse industry in the region.

The first two caucuses will be in the regions surrounding Hardin and Boyle counties.

The Hardin regional caucus will include horsemen from Meade, Breckenridge, Larue, Grayson, and Hart counties, as well as Hardin county horsemen. This caucus is scheduled for Aug. 21 at the Hardin County Extension Office. The event and meal will start at 6:00 p.m.

The Boyle regional caucus will include horsemen from Anderson, Washington, Marion, Mercer, Garrard, and Lincoln counties, as well as Boyle county horsemen. This caucus is scheduled for Aug. 22 at the Boyle County Extension Office. The event and meal will start at 6:00 p.m.

"The Kentucky Horse Council's mission is to support and educate all horsemen in Kentucky," commented Anna Zinkhon, president of the KHC Board. "These caucuses allow us to talk directly to horsemen from all breeds and uses across the commonwealth, to make sure that we understand their needs, and also to let them know about KHC's current programs.

"We also believe in the importance of involving local and state elected officials," she continued. "The equine industry needs to continue to emphasize the importance and size of this industry all across the commonwealth. The KHC board is looking forward to these caucuses to provide us ideas for planning projects for 2014 and beyond."

There is no charge to attend these caucuses, but registration is requested to estimate the number of meals and handouts. Additional caucuses to cover all regions of the commonwealth will be scheduled throughout the remainder of 2013 and into 2014.

For more information or to register for an upcoming caucus, visit

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